Trippel Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
86
very good
2,998 Ratings
Trippel Belgian Style AleTrippel Belgian Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,998
Reviews:
1,013
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
13.28%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
552
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,998 |  Reviews: 1,013
Photo of TeamMathis
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear and golden after it settles. Yellowish orange at first pour. Head disappeared instantly.
Smell: Light banana and citrus.
Taste: Light banana, very light citrus, and alcoholic aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Spritsy and bright.

Quite the unusual Tripel. The head is gone instantly, the fruit and floral is quite light, and there is a very clear alcoholic presence in the aftertaste. However, it's a good drink. The taste is quite good. I may or may not get this again.

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Photo of J_Dub
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jjboesen
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was my first beer of 2013 (Yeah, I’m just submitting my review now – so I’m late. Big whoop; wanna fight about it?) Appearance-wise, it looks like all other Belgians: massive head, translucent amber body, heavy carbonation and gummy lacing. Enough about that. The nose gets a mild whiff of plum while the palate is plastered with a cloying heft of coriander and scraps of grass and lemon for a rushed finish. There is an airy and crisp mouthfeel that one would normally find in this style.

While I am a fan of New Belgium, we all know that some of the beers can be considered a hit or miss. This falls in the latter category: not bad, but not great; in any case, I’ve had it – no big whoop.

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Photo of Dweedlebug
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of MrBIP
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of CardiacNP
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trippel a Belgium Style Ale from New Belgium brewery
7.8%abv
A :nice pale golden clear color with and tight white head.

S: Light yeast aroma and mild florals from hops and coriander.

T:Light to moderate carbonation. Taste mild bitterness with spivey banana/coriander flavors with a slight alcohol flavor on the back end

MF: Light to moderate mouth fill, Lightly carbonated.

Overall: A nice mild american brewed Belgium ale

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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber ($2.99) into a tulip. This is the leadoff hitter in a week of tripels.

A: The requisite hazy gold, but lacking the glorious frothy head characterizing the best of the style. This almost looks flat.

S: Light bubblegum and indistinct sugary sweetness, but nothing cloying. Pleasant, if a little muted. Intensifies as it warms.

T: All the hallmarks are here, but there isn't a lot of taste memory. Maybe a hint of the cilantro and an initial classic tripel taste, but this becomes muddled and indistinct. Not an impactful taste.

M: Thin for the style and less carbonated than this reviewer prefers.

O: A poor man's triple, but one that scratches the itch, especially given the price points of the best of the Belgians.

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Photo of jik18
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of sooner961
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of swimnadd
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Hophead420
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of vbnetprog
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of TomG2751
1/5  rDev -74%

Photo of blackie
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber from Nick's of Clinton

a: the pour produces a bone-white head of average stature, the beer itself a clear, bright golden in color

s: the nose features a combination of bready pale and crisp pils malts, ample enough to provide a clearly sweet note, yeast, a touch of grassy hop and floral coriander - both quite mild, some light esters with a touch of warm pineapple and apricot

m: carbonation bordering moderate-high, body lighter but with a slight sugary weight

t: sugary pale malts bring bready flavors with moderate notes of floral coriander, balanced with clean pils malt, grass, yeast, some esters with hints of apricot, hops provide a moderate, lightly metallic bitter to the crisp finish

o: a pretty plain trippel, but nothing off and with more going for it than you might expect from a 3.99 dollar bomber, drinks well, alcohol warms the stomach a bit but stays out of the way otherwise

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Photo of SFNC
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NB Trippel is a pretty good bargain. Maybe not th top of the line as far as trippels go, but a nice attempt. It pours a rich gold with a light head that goes away very quickly. Good carbonation in evidence. Smells both bready and spicy. Taste is good, light hop bitterness, yeast and a little peppery. Sweet, but not too sweet. it also hides it's alcohol pretty well. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky with above average carbonation. Overall, a good Trippel at a good price. Sure, lots better out there, but for $8 a sixer, tough to beat.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden yellow with a solid, almost white head which is dense and nearly an inch thick from a fairly aggressive pour into a standard pint glass. Good lace left behind as the head dissipates to a thickish and chunky film.
Smell is malty with solid notes of banana and spices, especially pepper.
Taste is spot on the nose with solid malt, vanilla, banana, spices (pepper & something else) and a hint of hops.
Full bodied, lightly effervescent, smooth with a nice, mellow, lingering fade to the aftertaste. A solid tripel if not a standout.

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Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Trippel Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 2,998 ratings.
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